By Oluwatoyin Adegoke
Ogun State Government has warned transport unions operating along the Lagos -Ibadan Expressway to stop encroaching into recovered road setbacks and converting them to illegal parks, especially around the Isheri and Kara axis of the road.
Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Environment, Alhaji Farook Akintunde gave the warning when he led the Ogun State Special Taskforce on Environmental Compliance and Enforcement to Isheri and Kara communities.
Alhaji Akintunde who said the stakeholders had been adequately informed of the government’s plan to embark on a beautification project along the axis warned that any vehicle parked illegally on the roadsides would be impounded.
In reaction, the Chairman, the National Union of Road Transport Workers, Isheri- Olofin Branch, Alhaji Audu Dagwa who apologized on behalf of the members assured the state government of their cooperation and agreement that members operating illegal parks should be sanctioned.